our history

"dynamic partnering, stunning moments of visual clarity, a cinematic exploration... Cohn takes ideas of the traditional, utopian family and smashes them apart, allowing us to see what lies underneath."
 

Theo Boguszewski // The Dance Enthusiast // March 2016

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Founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company comprised of unique collaborative artists from diverse backgrounds. BC + A has been met with critical acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences throughout New York, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles. 

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Described as “groundbreaking, primal, surreal and supernatural,” (Brooklyn Buzz) the company has been presented in premiere venues including Danspace Project in St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Bryant Park, Gibney Dance, Rutgers University, 14th Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y, The Martha Graham Theater, The Center for Performance Research, The Theatre at Meydenbauer, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Movement and Arts, Triskelion Arts, Salvatore Capezio Theater and John Ryan Theater among others.

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BC + A has gained notable recognition for their educational and charitable initiatives within communities and organizations across the country.  The company has brought their teaching programs to institutions including California Institute of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, City Ballet of Los Angeles, Velocity Dance Center, Nazareth College, Rutgers University, Chop Shop Dance Festival and Renaissance Arts Academy.  BC + A holds biannual master workshops at Peridance Capezio Center.  The company annually collaborates on site – specific immersive experiences with art galleries and fashion organizations including Foley Gallery, Castle Fitzjohns and Bene Rialto as a means of making dance more accessible within the public sphere. 

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The company has received awards and funding including from Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, The Alfred Z Soloman Charitable Trust, SILO Residency through DanceNOW and The Emerging Artists Residency through The Field. BC + A was most recently was named Inception to Exhibition’s Fan Favorite and won a fully produced performance in March 2016. The company was represented in The Gallery Roster at Pentacle Danceworks IncThe company has been invited to perform in ReverbDance (both in New York and in the Boston Echoes Tour), Chop Shop (Seattle) WestFest, DanceNOW, Split Bill Series, Stuffed, Pentacle’s Fall Farther, Upstart, Underexposed, Dumbo, Cool and Young Choreographers dance festivals among others. 

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THE vision

 

Photos by Jaqlin Medlock